Thailand: April

Thailand: April

TourismThailand, 21 Feb 2020
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        April holds the highest temperatures and gusts of wind in some areas. The temperature might get up to 42°C in the Northern and Northeastern regions. Most people tend to go to the Beach or visit big provinces as a result of having long holiday the long holiday of this month to celebrate the Songkran festival.

         When April starts, the temperature gradually goes up. No matter where you are, escaping from the heat is nearly impossible. However, during the hot Season, relaxing your body and heart at some places surrounded by beautiful nature and the cool breeze from the sea is perfect. Let’s see where the must-visit places are.

         Ko Tachai, Phang Nga is fantastic, especially from February to April. After this period, Ko Tachai will be closed for 6 months because of the monsoon. The highlight is taking a walk along the white sandy beach, Trekking into the forest to see crabs named the “Chicken Crab” and dive to see the corals. So, don’t miss out!

         Another Ko (Island) that you have to visit, and it’s one in the world list of best attractions is Ko Phi Phi, Krabi province. This phenomenal island has been named “The Emerald of the AnDaman Paradise Phi Phi” which originates from the two outstanding and unique bars of Tonsai Bay and Loh Dalum. The clear emerald waters that surround the powdery white sandy beach of Maya Bay including the coral reefs and other colourful marine species under the water awaits tourists to explore. The best time to visit is from February to April, which are the driest months. The next place we’re going to recommend and it’s so gorgeous for coral divers is Mu Ko surin, the most beautiful shallow coral reef habitat in Thailand and also the habitat of the rarely- seen clownfish and sea turtles. Therefore, during the hot season, don’t miss to appreciate the beauty of Mu Ko Surin. The ideal time to visit is from November to April.

         Other than the sea, there are other places to try. In April, there’s the Songkran Festival, an old traditional festival of Thailand. Where people splash water at each other. There are many popular places in our list for participating in the Songkran Festival. Starting from Bangkok,  Siam Square, Khao San Road and Silom Road are where teenagers gather here to enjoy the Songkran Festival and join in other activities arranged by the public sector. Go to the North, Chiang Mai is absolutely a well-known province.A large number of tourists, both Thais and foreigners, along the city moat to splash water on people. The next place is Bang Saen. Think of Bang Saen, think of “Wan Lai” the flowing festival. People enjoy splashing water and swimming. The place where northeasterners usually gather must be Thanon Khao Niao, Khon Kaen province. The province celebrates this festival to respect Phra Phuttha Phra Lap, the respected Buddha image of the Khon Kaen people. People also offer alms to monks and bathe the Buddha image. This place provides a full set for a perfect trip for visitors.  At the Southern region, there is very famous place to visit. That place is Patong Beach, Phuket province. This place is lively with tourists from everywhere in the world. There’s a procession of Phra Buddha Sihing moving around the beach for people to pay respect. Traditional Ramwong and Phuket traditional cuisine are arranged at the beach as well. These are the reasons why it’s the most popular place for the Southerners.

         Besides the sea and splashing of water of the Songkran Festival, there’s another remarkable place that’s open for the public in this month only. It’s Wat Tai Nam (Underwater Temple), Sangkhla Buri, Kanchanaburi province. The old underwater Ubosot of Wat Wang Wiwekaram is a well-known Tourist Attraction. When the water level is low, the beauty of this underwater ancient place will appear before tourists’ eyes. The best time for the one who has never visited this Underwater Temple is around March to April because the water level in the dam is the lowest, and it’s fantastic to experience this rarely-seen view. Another must-see place is Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, Buri Ram province. It’s a Khmer-style ancient temple complex situated significantly on the top of an extinct volcano. After its restoration, the pieces were combined together, and all the centres of the temple’s doors were set in the same direction. Every year, we can experience this natural phenomena, which the rays of the sunrise and the Sunset shine through all of the 15 portals of the temple only 4 times in March, October, April and September. This is an astonishing experience that is rarely to be seen.

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